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SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 09:30 AM
NFL Preview - Pittsburgh (4-1) at Miami (3-2)
By Scott Garbarini, Sports Network
The Sports Network
http://www.kansascity.com/2010/10/21/2339648/nfl-preview-pittsburgh-4-1-at.html

Ben Roethlisberger was greeted with a hero's welcome in his return from his brief exile from the NFL last Sunday. The reception likely won't be as cordial for the controversial quarterback this week.

Roethlisberger makes his first road start since completing a four-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy this Sunday, when the standout signal-caller leads the first-place Steelers into Miami's Sun Life Stadium for a key AFC battle with the contending Dolphins.

The scenario couldn't have played out any better for Roethlisberger, who received his lengthy ban after being under investigation for an alleged sexual assault in a Georgia nightclub this past March, in his comeback appearance. Not only was the two-time Super Bowl champion showered with a standing ovation by the Pittsburgh fans during pregame introductions of last week's matchup with Cleveland, he threw for 257 yards and three touchdowns in helping the Steelers cruise to a 28-10 victory that moved the club to 4-1 on the season and into sole possession of the top spot in the AFC North.

In the four games Roethlisberger was forced to sit out, Pittsburgh was last in the NFL in both passing yards (136.0 ypg) and pass attempts with youngster Dennis Dixon and longtime backup Charlie Batch sharing snaps under center.

The next few weeks should present more of a challenge for both Roethlisberger and his team, as the Steelers begin a stretch of three straight away tests that also includes showdowns with defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans and 2009 AFC North titleholder Cincinnati on Sunday.

There's an outside chance that Pittsburgh will be embarking on that tough sequence of games without one of the cornerstone players of its vaunted defense. Outside linebacker James Harrison, upset over a recent hefty fine levied against him and the league's recent crackdown on hard hits, was excused from practice on Wednesday and is reportedly contemplating retirement over the issue. The 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year was given a $75,000 fine on Tuesday after being involved in helmet-to-helmet collisions with Cleveland's Mohamed Massaquoi and Josh Cribbs, both of which resulted in concussions for the Browns receivers, during last week's win.

Miami enters Sunday's clash off an important and hard-fought overtime triumph at Green Bay in Week 6, with Dan Carpenter's 44-yard field goal six minutes into the extra session lifting the Dolphins to a 23-20 verdict. The win prevented Tony Sparano's squad from losing any ground in the competitive AFC East standings, where Miami trails both two one-loss teams in the New York Jets and New England.

The Dolphins moved to 3-0 on the year with Sunday's decision, but have lost both of their two home tilts thus far in 2010. In its last outing at Sun Life Stadium, Miami was handed a 41-14 shellacking by the division-rival Patriots on Oct. 4, with New England scoring two special-teams touchdowns and intercepting quarterback Chad Henne three times in the Monday night rout.

Miami is in the midst of a four-game home losing streak dating back to last season, which includes a 30-24 setback to the Steelers in the 2009 finale in which Roethlisberger put up three touchdown passes.

SERIES HISTORY

As previously noted, these clubs last met in the 2009 regular-season finale, with the Steelers posting a 30-24 triumph at Sun Life Stadium to record their fourth consecutive victory over the Dolphins. Miami last defeated Pittsburgh back in 1998, a 21-0 decision at home, and the Steelers hold an 11-9 edge in the overall series.

Miami holds a 2-1 edge in the postseason series with Pittsburgh, claiming AFC Championship wins in 1972 and 1984 while dropping an AFC Divisional Playoff in 1979.

The Steelers' Mike Tomlin is 2-0 in his career against the Dolphins, while Sparano lost his only previous matchup with Pittsburgh and Tomlin as a head coach. Roethlisberger has never lost in three all-time starts versus the Dolphins.

WHEN THE STEELERS HAVE THE BALL

The only negative during Pittsburgh's strong four-game start to the season was the absence of a vertical presence on offense, but that situation seems to be rectified now that the strong-armed Roethlisberger (257 passing yards, 3 TD, 1 INT) is back in the fold. The former first-round pick connected on long pass plays with speedy wide receiver Mike Wallace (12 receptions, 3 TD) and tight end Heath Miller (12 receptions, 1 TD), both of whom had touchdown catches as well in last Sunday's win, as the Steelers generated their highest yardage output of the year through the air. Wallace is the deep threat of a quality pass-catching tandem, as the sophomore is currently averaging over 25 yards per catch, with venerable vet Hines Ward (17 receptions, 2 TD) the reliable possession receiver. Roethlisberger's addition doesn't mean the Steelers will stray away from running the ball, however. Workhorse back Rashard Mendenhall (495 rushing yards, 5 TD, 8 receptions) had a season-high 27 carries for 84 yards and a touchdown against the Browns and is the centerpiece of the league's ninth-ranked rushing offense (131.0 ypg.).

Miami will attempt to neutralize the Steelers' solid ground game with a defense that limited the Packers to a harmless 76 rushing yards in last week's win. The Dolphins were aided by the return of linebacker Channing Crowder from a groin injury that kept him out of the first four contests, and the sixth- year pro combines with coveted free-agent signee Karlos Dansby (34 tackles, 1 sack) to form a stout duo inside. If the team is able to keep Mendenhall under wraps, it'll be better equipped to unleash a capable pass rush that generated five sacks against Green Bay, with dangerous outside linebacker Cameron Wake (16 tackles, 6 sacks) coming up with three of those takedowns. Rookie Koa Misi (12 tackles, 3 sacks) has also made an impact as a rusher opposite Wake, while second-year corner Vontae Davis (16 tackles, 1 INT, 3 PD) is emerging as a shutdown cover man in a secondary that's had some trouble coming up with big plays, having produced just four interceptions in five games. Roethlisberger wasn't sacked at all in his first game back, but was brought to the turf a total of 50 times a year ago.

WHEN THE DOLPHINS HAVE THE BALL

Miami's onus on offense is to wear down the opposition with its outstanding running back duo of Ronnie Brown (299 rushing yards, 1 TD, 10 receptions) and veteran Ricky Williams (240 rushing yards, 5 receptions, 1 TD). That philosophy proved effective last week, with the pair amassing 137 yards on 32 attempts to help key the win over the Packers. Wide receiver Brandon Marshall (37 receptions, 467 yards, 1 TD) did his part as well, with the offseason pickup racking up 127 yards on 10 catches as the clear-cut go-to guy for Henne (1195 passing yards, 7 TD, 5 INT), whose second season as the Dolphins' starter has been plagued by bouts of inconsistency. The 25-year-old was able to shake off his three-interception performance against New England with a steady showing last week, throwing for 231 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The Steelers won't be able to focus solely on Marshall when Henne drops back, however, as the shifty Davone Bess (26 receptions, 2 TD) can be a weapon out of the slot and fellow receiver Brian Hartline (15 receptions, 1 TD) is coming off a four-catch, 44-yard effort against Green Bay.

While the Dolphins want to run the ball, doing so efficiently could be a chore against a swarming Pittsburgh defense that's yielded league lows of 63.6 rushing yards per game and 2.7 yards per carry. Though safety Troy Polamalu (27 tackles, 2 INT) and nose tackle Casey Hampton (4 tackles, 1 sack) are both difference-makers who have been to 10 Pro Bowls between them, the backbone of the unit comes from a stellar four-man linebacking corps headed by Harrison (40 tackles, 5 sacks) and inside specialist Lawrence Timmons (59 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 INT). Both were major factors in last Sunday's win over the Browns, with Timmons posting 11 tackles, 2 sacks and an interception to garner AFC Player of the Week honors and Harrison adding an 11-tackle, two-sack day of his own. 2009 Pro Bowler LaMarr Woodley (19 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 1 INT) provides another top-flight pass rusher to a group that's surrendering a scant 12 points per game and has given up just three touchdowns through the air, tied for the fewest in the NFL. The Steelers will be minus one valued starter on Sunday, however, with unheralded end Brett Keisel (12 tackles, 1 sack, 1 INT) declared out due to a left hamstring injury.

FANTASY FOCUS

The Dolphins haven't exactly been an offensive juggernaut this season, and a matchup with Pittsburgh's stingy stop unit curtails the value of a number of the team's primary playmakers. It's probably best to leave both Brown and Williams on the bench this week, though Marshall should be safe to use and both Henne and Bess' values get a boost with the likelihood that Miami will have to take to the air more than usual after struggling to run the ball. There are better options on the Pittsburgh side, including a must-start in Mendenhall, who's averaging more carries per game than any back in the league. Roethlisberger's productive season debut helped eliminate any doubts as to whether he can still contribute for his owners, and Wallace, Ward and Miller all benefit from a fantasy perspective with Big Ben back directing the offense. The Steelers' defense remains an every-week play but avoid either kicker, as Carpenter could get limited opportunities on Sunday and Pittsburgh's Jeff Reed has had an erratic beginning to the year.

OVERALL ANALYSIS

Roethlisberger probably won't have it so easy this week, considering Miami's adeptness at pressuring the quarterback, but he should receive plenty of support from a Pittsburgh defense that's been a stone wall all season long. The Steelers haven't allowed more than 75 rushing yards in any game this year, and a common link in both of the Dolphins' two defeats has been an inability to get its ground game untracked. Miami has proven to be no pushover and won't go down without a fight, but Pittsburgh's knack for inducing mistakes out of its opponents will be a factor against a team that's been turnover-prone at times this season.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Steelers 20, Dolphins 13

Steel_Bus_24
10-24-2010, 11:43 AM
We have to play hard today if we want this tough road W


We still need to have a sense of urgency......don't want to give the divison lead back to Balt

No Injuries!!!!!!!!!!

DoctorCAD
10-24-2010, 11:59 AM
Lets GO STEELERS!!!

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 11:59 AM
Woot! It's gametime!

Let's Go Steelers!!! :tt02: :tt02: :tt02: :tt02:

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:02 PM
Black and Yellow!

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:03 PM
NOOOOO!!! WTF!!!
They should've activated Brown for KR

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 12:04 PM
Just hold 'em to a FG D!

pancake
10-24-2010, 12:04 PM
Well crap!

Walt
10-24-2010, 12:04 PM
That's why you don't just throw any player with speed back deep on kicks and punts.

Walt
10-24-2010, 12:05 PM
That's a big win for the defense.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:05 PM
Well at least it's a FG

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 12:05 PM
Great stop D...bad mistake, but better early than late!

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:06 PM
Ben let's counter with a TD

pancake
10-24-2010, 12:07 PM
Nice D... Now Sanders needs to hold on to the ball!

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:09 PM
Hopefully, those will be the only points the Fins get. Sanders better learn to wrap the ball up.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:09 PM
Almost Wallace!

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:10 PM
Oh so close!. Right off the fingertips of Wallace!

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:10 PM
FUMBLE!

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:10 PM
OMG!!!!!

pancake
10-24-2010, 12:10 PM
That should have been caught!

Walt
10-24-2010, 12:11 PM
Hmmmm.... the refs were a little late with a whistle there weren't they? Any other time that play would have been blown dead long before the ball came out.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:11 PM
That should have been caught!

Dude your like 2-3 behind

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:12 PM
The Steelers are starting off terribly - they just keep shooting themselves in the foot.

pancake
10-24-2010, 12:12 PM
OMG!!!!

pancake
10-24-2010, 12:13 PM
Dude your like 2-3 behind

I am watching on-line, so I didn't know.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:13 PM
Well at least it's a FG...again

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:13 PM
Defense is stopping them - now if we can just get the offense and special teams on track, we can get this game going. Another 3 points - oh well. 6-0 Fins.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:13 PM
I am watching on-line, so I didn't know.

Ill message you a link

Walt
10-24-2010, 12:13 PM
So two gifts to the 'phins giving them an average starting field position of something like the Steelers 16 yard line and they have a whooping 6 points? I'll take that. If I were a 'phins fan I'd be having a stroke right now.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:14 PM
So two gifts to the 'phins giving them an average starting field position of something like the Steelers 16 yard line and they have a whooping 6 points? I'll take that. If I were a 'phins fan I'd be having a stroke right now.

Yeah but they shouldn't have 6 points right, but I'll take it

urgle burgle
10-24-2010, 12:14 PM
bob dole says....bod dole is not happy, but will be patient........for now.

Walt
10-24-2010, 12:16 PM
By the way.... there are a lot of empty seats there today. A buddy of mine got a good deal on travel and went down. Said he had no problem getting lower bowl seats for like $60.

DoctorCAD
10-24-2010, 12:16 PM
What a crappy way to start.

Watching on-line and missed the opening kick. Who fumbled it?

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:16 PM
Yes! Heath! 1st down

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:18 PM
Didn't get the 1st down. Redman was stopped. Not good going here folks.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:18 PM
Darn, didn't get the first

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:19 PM
Sepev is a beast kicker

DoctorCAD
10-24-2010, 12:19 PM
Predictable playcalling...AGAIN.

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:20 PM
NOT A GOOD START

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:20 PM
Predictable playcalling...AGAIN.

Arians is not good with calling run plays, I'm surprised Mendenhall is doing so good

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:20 PM
What a crappy way to start.

Watching on-line and missed the opening kick. Who fumbled it?

Sanders fumbled it on the return, then Ben fumbled it trying to avoid a sack

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 12:20 PM
What a crappy way to start.

Watching on-line and missed the opening kick. Who fumbled it?

Sanders did.

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:22 PM
Nice stop by Smith - stuffed Ronny Brown in the backfield!

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:22 PM
D looks good

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 12:22 PM
I'm not getting too worried yet...Dolphins have a way of starting a game out strong, and then completely shitting the bed. It happens every time I watch them, so I'm hoping that streak doesn't end today lol.

TOOLofSTEEL
10-24-2010, 12:23 PM
Win or lose someones ass is going to be chewed for going down by 6 in the first few minutes of the game.

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:23 PM
Terrible return by Randle El - caught it at the 22 then went backwards and lost 3 yards. Are these guys thinking today?

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 12:24 PM
Wow...what a crappy attempt at running ARE.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:24 PM
I liked the secondary there he had a good 3-4 sec there to throw. Next week they should put Brown back in

Orange
10-24-2010, 12:25 PM
Terrible return by Randle El - caught it at the 22 then went backwards and lost 3 yards. Are these guys thinking today?

Whoever thinks Randle El is our best candidate for punt returner isn't thinking.

Maybe in close to the endzone, for safety, but not on a potential return. He was in his prime 6 years ago.

I do like him though.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:25 PM
Browns 10-0 Saints

I'm happy for them, Cleveland has taken a lot of crap over what? the past century lol

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:26 PM
Great - we got penailized after the punt. We're at the 9 now

DoctorCAD
10-24-2010, 12:27 PM
Is it me or are commercial breaks getting longer and longer?

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:27 PM
Another holding call - we just keep shooting ourselves in the foot over and over - thanks Lehursky

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:27 PM
Really? Another penalty!

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:27 PM
beating our selfs

TOOLofSTEEL
10-24-2010, 12:27 PM
Browns 10-0 Saints

I'm happy for them, Cleveland has taken a lot of crap over what? the past century lol

Must be opposite day today.

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:28 PM
We're going nowhere fast here. Bills 7- Ravens 3

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:28 PM
Buffalo on top of Baltimore I hope they win!

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:28 PM
Is it me or are commercial breaks getting longer and longer?

they always seem longer when we our loosing

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:29 PM
1st down by a hair - phew!

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:29 PM
A first down is a first down

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:29 PM
what's up with mendy anyone know

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:30 PM
what's up with mendy anyone know

They are prob saving him, it's pretty hot down there

urgle burgle
10-24-2010, 12:31 PM
why is moore now being used so much.....interesting.

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:31 PM
Nice run by Moore! YES!

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:31 PM
Good job Moore!

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:31 PM
nice o line looks good

SteelMusic
10-24-2010, 12:31 PM
what's up with mendy anyone know

I was thinking the same thing

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:31 PM
YES! Nice pass to the 48! ARE

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:32 PM
there he is

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:32 PM
Offense is chugging along nicely - Mendy picks up 4

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:33 PM
Another 1st down to Heath! But another holding penalty against Legursky! DAMN!

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:33 PM
AGAIN! Penalty!

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:33 PM
man coooome on fuc?

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:34 PM
my god

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:34 PM
Let's get that One trick pony a catch

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:34 PM
yeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssss

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:34 PM
Excellent! Great throw to Hines! Nice!

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:34 PM
WARD BABY!!

urgle burgle
10-24-2010, 12:34 PM
HINNNEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 12:35 PM
Well...that drive WAS going well...

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 12:35 PM
NVM!!!

WTG Hines!!!

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:35 PM
got to get 7

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:35 PM
Well...that drive WAS going well...

It still is!

TOOLofSTEEL
10-24-2010, 12:36 PM
Time to put 7 on the board and get out of this hole. :tt02:

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 12:36 PM
Is it any coincidence that that pass made 6/8 for 86 yards for Ben....I THINK NOT!!!

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:37 PM
We have 115 yards of offense so far - the Fins have 7, but they have 6 points and we have 0. Isn't that a disgrace?!!

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:37 PM
OMG Buffalo in red zone again!!!

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:38 PM
OMG Buffalo in red zone again!!!

nice

TOOLofSTEEL
10-24-2010, 12:38 PM
OMG Buffalo in red zone again!!!

I just noticed that. C'mon Bills beat the Ratbirds! :applaudit:

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:38 PM
ok lets get 7

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:39 PM
Damn! Didn't get the 1st down. Field goal

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:40 PM
Ah man its a FG

DoctorCAD
10-24-2010, 12:41 PM
need 5, pass for 4.

Great playcalling yet again.

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 12:41 PM
I'll take it for now...seems like they've got some kinks worked out and the D is playing really well. 6-3 after two redzone TO's by the Steelers is pretty damn lucky.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:41 PM
Well the Bills are up 10-3

sharkweek
10-24-2010, 12:42 PM
regardless of the fact we settled for a FG, that was an impressive drive and at least we're now on the board

its awesome seeing Ben in his element, good luck getting that same performance with no huddle from one of our other QBs

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:44 PM
Damn! Another down-the-middle pass. Come on D! No pressure on Henne.

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:44 PM
The D needs to get a turnover - now would be nice.

lionslicer
10-24-2010, 12:45 PM
regardless of the fact we settled for a FG, that was an impressive drive and at least we're now on the board

its awesome seeing Ben in his element, good luck getting that same performance with no huddle from one of our other QBs

Leftwich is very good out of the no huddle, just sayin lol.

And heads up player by Farrior

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:45 PM
FUMBLE REC!!!

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:45 PM
YES!! INTERCEPTION!! I SAID IT!!

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 12:45 PM
Woot!!!

Nice recovery Potsy!! :tt03:

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:45 PM
The D needs to get a turnover - now would be nice.

You psychic Son of a bitch

sharkweek
10-24-2010, 12:45 PM
WOOT!!!

so what was that an INT or a fumble recovery?

BritishSteel
10-24-2010, 12:45 PM
Afternoon all - Nice turnover.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:46 PM
WOOT!!!

so what was that an INT or a fumble recovery?

Fumble rec

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:46 PM
nice

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:46 PM
Mendenhall first down!

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:46 PM
now lets get 7

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:46 PM
WOOT!!!

so what was that an INT or a fumble recovery?

Interception - ball never hit the ground.

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:47 PM
so close

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:47 PM
OH NO! Just off the fingertips of Spaeth in the endzone. Damn!

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:47 PM
Interception - ball never hit the ground.

NFL.com says it a fumble recover

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:48 PM
come on

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:48 PM
Another overthrown ball to Wallace. Flo is down.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:48 PM
Oh shit man down

sharkweek
10-24-2010, 12:48 PM
settle down Ben, two overthrows and now its 3rd down

Fumble rec

Hartline coughed it up so fast and it was grabbed out of the air I thought it could be considered an incomplete pass and interception

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 12:48 PM
Damn...Flozell's down.

lionslicer
10-24-2010, 12:49 PM
NFL.com says it a fumble recover

It was a fumble because he took a good amount of steps before the ball came out. It doesn't have to hit the ball to be a fumble.

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:49 PM
NFL.com says it a fumble recover

That's ludicrous! The ball went in the air and never touched the ground - the ball went up off the receiver. That makes no sense! Weird rules.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:50 PM
settle down Ben, two overthrows and now its 3rd down



Hartline coughed it up so fast and it was grabbed out of the air I thought it could be considered an incomplete pass and interception

But then again I think he did take a couple of steps so it'd be Fumble rec

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:50 PM
It was a fumble because he took a good amount of steps before the ball came out. It doesn't have to hit the ball to be a fumble.

Ah OK. I didn't see him take any steps - i just thought it bounced off him. No matter - same result - we got the ball

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:50 PM
good news

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:51 PM
TOUCHDOWN STEELERS!! HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:51 PM
It was a fumble because he took a good amount of steps before the ball came out. It doesn't have to hit the ball to be a fumble.

This

TD WARD!

sharkweek
10-24-2010, 12:51 PM
TD!!!!

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 12:51 PM
Love you Hines!!!

What a freaking play! :tt03:

BritishSteel
10-24-2010, 12:51 PM
WOOO-HOOOO!!!

Hines for the TD

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:51 PM
Hines really battled to get that TD - if he's not a HOFer, I don't know who could be.

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:52 PM
yes nice i love some 86

GMU Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:52 PM
Woot nice redemption to regain the lead here. Good to see we turned that TO in to a TD. That's the difference in the game.

ETL
10-24-2010, 12:52 PM
Jonathan Scott totally missed his block.

DoctorCAD
10-24-2010, 12:52 PM
Nobody in the NFL wants a TD more than HW!!!!

Man is a beast when he gets near the end zone.

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:53 PM
Our offense is getting going now. Now the Fins really need to worry - we gift-wrapped 6 points - we're not giving them any more, PERIOD!

sharkweek
10-24-2010, 12:54 PM
But then again I think he did take a couple of steps so it'd be Fumble rec

yeah I understand that, but from the stream I'm watching (crappy picture so its hard to tell) it looked so fast and I didn't see it replayed to get a better look

from what I could see it looked like he got hit and had the ball jarred loose as soon as he "caught" the pass and thus thought it could be considered an incomplete pass that was intercepted before it hit the ground. Of course if he was able to make a "football move" by take a step or two after completing the catch then that would be a catch and a fumble.

Regardless it was impressive.

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 12:54 PM
Why does hines look made

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:55 PM
Bills are stuffing the Ravens - they have the ball again! What's going on today? Whacky!

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:56 PM
Bills are stuffing the Ravens - they have the ball again! What's going on today? Whacky!

I don't care who the ratbirds lose to they should just lose

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:56 PM
yeah I understand that, but from the stream I'm watching (crappy picture so its hard to tell) it looked so fast and I didn't see it replayed to get a better look

from what I could see it looked like he got hit and had the ball jarred loose as soon as he "caught" the pass and thus thought it could be considered an incomplete pass that was intercepted before it hit the ground. Of course if he was able to make a "football move" by take a step or two after completing the catch then that would be a catch and a fumble.

Regardless it was impressive.

sent you a link

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:56 PM
Ronny Brown is not getting anything - but the D needs to stop the pass better.

lionslicer
10-24-2010, 12:57 PM
Jonathan Scott totally missed his block.

Fins run a 3-4, Scott apparently was supposed to block that defensive end, and maybe Pouncy or Ben didn't make the call to block the linebacker who was clearly blitzing.

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:57 PM
Another over-the-middle pass! Dammit! Looks like a 30 yarder.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:57 PM
WTF was that jump? LOL the gorilla was hungry

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 12:59 PM
Really giving up big plays here

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 12:59 PM
Timeout by Fins gives the Steeler D a chance to regroup and stop this nonsense. Giving up way too many yards in the air on this drive.

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:00 PM
i feel an int on the next pass play

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:01 PM
I'm hoping the Falcons pund and embarass the Bungles - really hate those guys.

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:01 PM
man ike lets go

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:01 PM
Wow, saddening

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:02 PM
Ike was just juked out of his jockstrap - what a terrible play. He didn't go after Ronny Brown as he was catching the ball.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:02 PM
On the brigher side of things, the Bills got another TD

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:03 PM
Henne was about to get creamed and threw it away.

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:03 PM
alright lets hold them here

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:03 PM
On the brigher side of things, the Bills got another TD

So did the Falcons - 17-3. Yea baby!

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:03 PM
nice

tony hipchest
10-24-2010, 01:04 PM
so how are the boo birds doing today? anyone throw in the towel and declare a loss yet?

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 01:04 PM
That was a good drive by the Phins...glad it's only ending in 3.

sharkweek
10-24-2010, 01:04 PM
hate how the D let them drive into the redzone but gotta love another FG redzone stop

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:04 PM
Good job D, only a FG

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:04 PM
Nice stop by the D - field goal again.

TOOLofSTEEL
10-24-2010, 01:04 PM
On the brigher side of things, the Bills got another TD

I'd be happy with that but we are kind of busy with some Fish at the moment.

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 01:04 PM
so how are the boo birds doing today? anyone throw in the towel and declare a loss yet?

Lol...no, nobody has jumped off a cliff yet.

BritishSteel
10-24-2010, 01:05 PM
Good hold by the D there, but it's a bit worrying that the Fins moved the ball so easily.

lionslicer
10-24-2010, 01:05 PM
So did the Falcons - 17-3. Yea baby!

Cleveland is beating the Saints 10-0 :doh:

sharkweek
10-24-2010, 01:06 PM
so how are the boo birds doing today? anyone throw in the towel and declare a loss yet?

R. Fitzpatrick, 9/13, 109 yards, 2TD, 0INT

J. Flacco, 4/10, 45 yards, 0TD, 0INT

17-3 Bills

:chuckle:

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:06 PM
Cleveland is beating the Saints 10-0 :doh:

I give em the credit. McCoy is the future of the Browns get used to it.

lionslicer
10-24-2010, 01:06 PM
Wow love how the Fins actually have giant rotating fans on their sideline.

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:06 PM
Cleveland is beating the Saints 10-0 :doh:

we dont want an angery saitnts team next week

sharkweek
10-24-2010, 01:06 PM
Cleveland is beating the Saints 10-0 :doh:

10-3 now, not that we really need Cleveland to lose, it is fun for me though to rub it in to the local fans here in Columbus

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 01:06 PM
R. Fitzpatrick, 9/13, 109 yards, 2TD, 0INT

J. Flacco, 4/10, 45 yards, 0TD, 0INT

17-3 Bills

:chuckle:

:toofunny:

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:07 PM
OK, now it's time for Ben and the offense to ge back to work on another TD drive. EXCELLENT RETRUN BY SANDERS!!

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:07 PM
Good run Sanders

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 01:07 PM
Go Sanders! That's redemption baby! :tt03:

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:08 PM
TOUCHDOWN STEELERS!! HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:08 PM
WALLACE BABY!

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 01:08 PM
Hell's Yeah!!!!

60 Minutes Baby!!! :tt03:

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:08 PM
WHAT A THROW!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

sharkweek
10-24-2010, 01:08 PM
OK, now it's time for Ben and the offense to ge back to work on another TD drive. EXCELLENT RETRUN BY SANDERS!!

lol at the timing of this message

that was fast :tt02:

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 01:09 PM
Great to see Ben out there having fun and smiling now.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:09 PM
lol at the timing of this message

that was fast :tt02:

I'm telling you this man is psychic

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:09 PM
Wallace is The Flash!!! That guy can run!!! WOW!! The Fins are WORRIIED NOW!! Wow! That was a fast TD!

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:10 PM
On the darker side, The ravens also have a TD

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:10 PM
I'm telling you this man is psychic

LOL! My psychic senses tell me the Steelers are going to score 4 more TDs...

GMU Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:10 PM
Santonio Who?

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:10 PM
love it

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:11 PM
He reminds me of steve smith from the panthers

ETL
10-24-2010, 01:11 PM
Throwing deep to Wallace is a very safe play. Either Wallace catches it or it's and incompletion. We should do it twice every game.

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:11 PM
A fumble recovery by special teams would be nice!

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:12 PM
We at the hotel motel holiday inn, Ben don't get any ideas

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:13 PM
Touchback - oh well. Maybe later we get a fumble recovery on special teams.

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:13 PM
Ouch! That hit by Harrison hurt

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:14 PM
Touchback - oh well. Maybe later we get a fumble recovery on special teams.

Yeah I think the psychic gods are not in tune with you right now

tony hipchest
10-24-2010, 01:14 PM
Lol...no, nobody has jumped off a cliff yet.

very good.

glad to hear, because the steelers are going to WIN! :tt02::tt04::tt03:

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:14 PM
now we our playing steeler football

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:15 PM
DAMN! Another long pass for a 1st down! We only rushed 4 - why is that? 3rd and 10 and we don't blitz.

sharkweek
10-24-2010, 01:15 PM
LOL! My psychic senses tell me the Steelers are going to score 4 more TDs...

hope most of those are from brutalizing running based drives and/or defense/special teams because I'd hate for the offense to need to go all out for 4 more TDs :flap:

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:15 PM
What's amazing is that Polamalu missed the tackle but got up so quickly, I love this guy

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 01:16 PM
Troy is due for an INT.

TOOLofSTEEL
10-24-2010, 01:16 PM
Gonna have to do a throwback to a thread I saw on here couple years ago when browsing as a guest.

CAN NO LOSE, MUST WINE! :chuckle:

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:16 PM
Troy is due for an INT.

Troy is due for a Super Bowl ring

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:17 PM
Why does McFadden wait for the receiver to cattch the nall before he moves toward him? He's 5 yards away and by the time Mac gets to him, he's got the 1st down.

lionslicer
10-24-2010, 01:17 PM
DAMN! Another long pass for a 1st down! We only rushed 4 - why is that? 3rd and 10 and we don't blitz.

Dolphins have one of the better lines in football. I think LeBeau doesn't want to blitz and end up getting no presure and getting killed deep.. like they just did right there.

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:17 PM
come on d

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:17 PM
So...many..big..plays

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:17 PM
Another pass right down the middle - why aren't we stopping this?

sharkweek
10-24-2010, 01:17 PM
Holy crap Fitzpatrick is picking the Ravens apart, 12/16, 181, 3TD

TOOLofSTEEL
10-24-2010, 01:18 PM
Dude the Bills just scored another TD and the Browns are in the redzone. Pinch me I must be dreaming, haha. The hell is going on today man?!

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:18 PM
Nice tackle Polamalu

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:18 PM
Troy is due for an INT.

yup

urgle burgle
10-24-2010, 01:18 PM
i know it works most of the time...but this bend dont break d we use.......makes me wear depends on gameday.

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:18 PM
bills 24 ratbrids 10 ha ha

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:18 PM
Dude the Bills just scored another TD!

It's beautiful

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 01:19 PM
Gonna have to do a throwback to a thread I saw on here couple years ago when browsing as a guest.

CAN NO LOSE, MUST WINE! :chuckle:

Pimply Dan! Is that you! :chuckle:

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:20 PM
The falcons are in the redzone again

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:20 PM
Dude the Bills just scored another TD and the Browns are in the redzone. Pinch me I must be dreaming, haha. The hell is going on today man?!

FREAKING LOVE IT!! The more points the Bills score, the better. PILE IT ON BABY!

I REALLY HATE the Ravens

tony hipchest
10-24-2010, 01:20 PM
Gonna have to do a throwback to a thread I saw on here couple years ago when browsing as a guest.

CAN NO LOSE, MUST WINE! :chuckle:

lol!

i am familiar with that thread... :thumbsup:

looking how the bungs and ravens are playing so far, this is certainly a CAN NO LOSE game. :drink:

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:21 PM
my god

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:21 PM
NOOOO! TD FINS

sharkweek
10-24-2010, 01:21 PM
terrible tackling

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:21 PM
Touchdown fins. Man, Gay cannot tackle to save his life.

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 01:22 PM
Well that sucked....

CAN NO LOSE!

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:22 PM
ok its ben's turn

lionslicer
10-24-2010, 01:23 PM
Clark is a terrible open field tackler.

I think LeBeau might want to stop blitzing, when he was only rushing 3 Henne couldn't complete a pass.

eafratitpm3
10-24-2010, 01:23 PM
Gay one on one against Bess =6 points everytime, you live by the blitz you die by the blitz

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:24 PM
we have 2 min and 3 timeouts i say 3 boms to 17

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:24 PM
LeBeau and Co. really have to make some adjustments during the half - they are just plain awful defending against the pass. No way I would've imagined the Fins getting 16 points in the 1st half.

BritishSteel
10-24-2010, 01:24 PM
Shootout?

Be nice to get some points before HT.

Raw Steel
10-24-2010, 01:24 PM
They have been max-protecting. Our secondary can't cover. And William Gay should not be in the NFL and Ryan Clark should be sent to his room without dinner like the baby he is.

TOOLofSTEEL
10-24-2010, 01:24 PM
http://cdn0.knowyourmeme.com/i/6948/original/Reaction_guy_kermit.jpg?1248858839

Gay, what are you doing man?!

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:25 PM
nice

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 01:25 PM
Decent run again by Sander.

sharkweek
10-24-2010, 01:25 PM
good return, time for some 2 minute magic from ben

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:26 PM
They have been max-protecting. Our secondary can't cover. And William Gay should not be in the NFL and Ryan Clark should be sent to his room without dinner like the baby he is.

CB is the biggest problem we have

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:26 PM
Another nice return by Sanders. Now if Ben & Co. could get another TD befor the half - that would be great.

sharkweek
10-24-2010, 01:26 PM
LeBeau and Co. really have to make some adjustments during the half - they are just plain awful defending against the pass. No way I would've imagined the Fins getting 16 points in the 1st half.

have to consider its only 10 points from real drives

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:26 PM
What a catch by Hines!! That was awesome!

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:26 PM
ward is having a big day

lionslicer
10-24-2010, 01:26 PM
They have been max-protecting. Our secondary can't cover. And William Gay should not be in the NFL and Ryan Clark should be sent to his room without dinner like the baby he is.

They were covering pretty well early, they need to go back to whatever they were doing then, the Blitz wont work today. Just rush Smith, Harrison and Woodley, and let everyone else cover, you'll get a sack eventually.

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 01:26 PM
Yeah Hines! :tt03:

What a catch.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:27 PM
Let's go ward!

GMU Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:27 PM
Sanders is awesome.

SH-Rock
10-24-2010, 01:28 PM
Oh lawds!!

lionslicer
10-24-2010, 01:28 PM
Good job by Moore not fumbling it

NYC_Steeler
10-24-2010, 01:28 PM
Well that reverse was a total bust - penetration was unreal

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:28 PM
what a dumb ass play call

SteelCityMom
10-24-2010, 01:28 PM
That was a WTF play. Damn.

BritishSteel
10-24-2010, 01:29 PM
Huh? wrap around draw there?

joeyssteelcurtain
10-24-2010, 01:29 PM
make that 2